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Production Technician

Aberdeen, ABE, GB, AB23 8EU

Job ID:  35345

Production Technician 

Location: Aberdeen 

Bilfinger UK is a leading engineering and maintenance provider, supporting customers across the chemical & petrochemical, nuclear, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals & biopharma, power & energy, utilities, renewables and food & beverage markets. We enhance the efficiency of assets, ensuring a high level of availability and reducing maintenance costs.

We have extensive experience in offshore and onshore facilities; specialising in asset management services throughout all life cycle phases from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, operations, maintenance, and decommissioning.

This commitment is delivered by an experienced and highly competent workforce of over 4,500 employees operating from 14 offices in strategic industrial hubs, upholding the highest standards of safety, compliance and quality.


This offshore position will be on a rotation of 2/3 mobilising from Aberdeen


As a Production Technician, your activities will include the following:

  • Monitor and operate all equipment assigned to technician as competent production technician, including routine watch-keeping and monitoring of plant conditions
  • Operate plant within standard plant operating procedures and identify opportunities for improving SOP’s to ensure standard working practices across all shifts within Management of Change procedure
  • Ensure that all critical drawings and registers are kept up to date and reflect the current plant operating status
  • As Area Authority, countersign and authorise all permits for designated areas of responsibility.
  • In conjunction with Performing Authority, prepare and apply equipment and system isolations within scheduling plan of operations
  • Understand specific risks when isolating or breaching integrity of offshore production equipment, eg stored energy, asbestos, LSA, Benzyne, etc
  • Detect, identify and react to abnormal conditions that may develop into emergency situations.
  • Monitor and maintain high standard of housekeeping in areas of responsibility and platform in general.
  • Identify variances in production plant performance from desired condition and effectively address each situation and/or bring to attention of supervisor.
  • Properly document and accurately report all operational readings, adjustments, and inspections.
  • Train and mentor production trainees and apprentices.
  • Ensure detailed and comprehensive written and verbal shift handovers are conducted at the end of each shift and at crew change.
  • Assists in the management of any emergency situation, in accordance with installation Emergency Response Procedures and is a full member of the Emergency Response team.
  • Actively participates in TAR planning meetings, HAZOP/HAZID’s, Root Cause Analysis, Incident Investigations, etc
  • Provides technical input and knowledge to plans and preparation for major projects, including TAR/Shutdowns, upgrades, etc
  • Have the required competencies to assemble, install, carry out preventative maintenance, repair, diagnose faults within bounds of technical core discipline
  • Understand the preparation and reinstatement requirements in respect of the work area, materials and equipment, and the possible consequences of incorrect actions in these areas.
  • Be able to read and interpret P&ID’s and other critical drawings to identify isolation schemes and plant operating principles

Key Skills / Qualifications / Competencies: -

  • Good understanding of practical and theoretical principles of offshore production operations  
  • Working knowledge of Permit to Work system.  
  • Previous experience and willing to undertake Area/Performing Authority and Isolating Authority duties  
  • Previous experience or working knowledge in use of Maximo
  • Good communication skills.  
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic when working as part of a team or equally as well on own initiative. 


  • Mandatory Offshore Qualifications, eg BOSIET, MIST, Medical, etc
  • Petroleum Open Learning (or similar)
  • NVQ II / III in Processing Hydrocarbons (or similar)
  • Emergency Response Team

If you wish to speak to a member of the recruitment team, please contact 01224 246246.


Engineering & Consultancy | Bilfinger UK Limited | Permanent | Blue-collar workers (Hourly) | Professional | Engineering - Process  

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